Talk:Eiffel Tower

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Wiki Education Foundation-supported course assignment[edit]

This article was the subject of a Wiki Education Foundation-supported course assignment, between 4 October 2021 and 9 December 2021. Further details are available on the course page. Student editor(s): Huilin826.

Above undated message substituted from assignment by PrimeBOT (talk) 20:19, 16 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"Ephiel tower" listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

An editor has identified a potential problem with the redirect Ephiel tower and has thus listed it for discussion. This discussion will occur at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2022 May 27#Ephiel tower until a consensus is reached, and readers of this page are welcome to contribute to the discussion. –Novem Linguae (talk) 02:04, 27 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


It's not STOREY, it is Story 2601:2C1:8202:B1D0:F83C:E031:EC0:F8FD (talk) 18:48, 18 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This article is written in British English - storey is correct. StarryGrandma (talk) 20:09, 18 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


How did they get the idea to build this? 2405:201:1012:1048:35D8:E144:B4E9:7A40 (talk) 11:04, 9 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Read the article Robynthehode (talk) 15:20, 9 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Meant to be in Barcelona?[edit]

There are literally hundreds of websites claiming that Gustave Eiffel originally pitched his idea for a tower to Barcelona but that the people living there rejected it so and Barcelona therefore continues loses millions in tourist revenue every year.

I came to Wikipedia to get the NPOV and hoped to find a study of this rumour. I am saddened to see it isn't mentioned at all and that this task has not be taken on by Wikipedia experts and editors. Being able to use the resources of millions of people is one of the greatest things about Wikipedia.

A quick Google will give you many links headed "Unusual facts", "Things you didn't know", "Believe it or not" or "You won't believe this fact, but..." which claim that he offered it to the Spanish City.

Readers Digest has an article entitled "19 Mind-Blowing Eiffel Tower Facts You’ve Never Heard Before" and under the subheader "Spain didn’t want it" claim "Eiffel originally pitched his tower to the city of Barcelona, Spain. They rejected it, worried it would be an unwieldy eyesore." [1]

As a source Readers Digest link to an article on the "Mental Floss" website which claims "Believe it or not, the Eiffel Tower was originally supposed to be in Barcelona. But thinking the thing would end up looking like an eyesore, the city rejected Gustave Eiffel's plans, and he was forced to repitch the project elsewhere. Luckily, Eiffel found a home for his idea in Paris, where the Tower could serve as the main archway for the 1889 International Exposition." [2]

In contrast I found ONE (1) link (to Barcelona Yellow) telling us it's totally untrue and just an urban myth. It claims "..a study of all official planning documents for the Barcelona Exposition have revealed that no formal or official offer was ever received from Eiffel". But unless we gain access and make the same study we only have the website's author's word on this. And as always the absence of information in a study does not totally rule it out. [3]

So where do we go from here?

Can anyone take this on? Surely the truth is out there although I suppose such a claim can only ever be proven and never disproven as an hitherto unknown document could come to light tomorrow with the ultimate proof that the tower was indeed offered to Barcelona. (talk) 06:27, 13 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Here's a load more that say it's not true (you'll have to use a translator). See WP:FRINGE.
Firebrace (talk) 22:38, 13 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

UNESCO World Heritage[edit]

It is a part of Paris, Banks of Seine which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Shouldn’t UNESCO World Heritage Site be written on that page? BeyazAtlıŞövalye (talk) 21:59, 6 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]